While the COVID-19 pandemic has decreased the volume of traffic on the roads, there has still been a marked spike in auto accidents in many states across the country. This is due, in large part, to motorists believing that since there are fewer vehicles on the road, they can ignore certain rules and regulations in place designed to keep everyone safe, such as speed limits. This is unacceptable, and if you are someone who has been injured in an auto accident due to another party’s negligence, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorney today to learn more about how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know if I can sue someone for an injury in New Jersey?
If you are injured in an auto accident, you will first have to hire an experineced Bergen County personal injury attorney who can gather and present all the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. Rather simply, your attorney will have to demonstrate that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most useful forms of evidence include surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, medical documentation regarding your injuries, police reports of the incident, witness statements confirming your claim, and pictures of any damage to your vehicle, among others.
How long will I have to sue someone after an auto accident in New Jersey?
If you are someone who has sustained injuries in an auto accident in New Jersey, you may be wondering if you should wait to see if your injuries heal on their own before taking legal action against the party responsible. While this is understandable, our firm cannot advise you to do so, as there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates that amount of time the wrongly injured have to sue after an accident. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, under most circumstances, two years, you will, generally, only have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be time-barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is here to fight for the compensation you deserve and need today. All you have to do is ask.
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Here at McNerney & McAuliffe, we understand how confusing certain legal matters can be, which is why we are here to provide clients from all walks of life with the experienced, compassionate legal guidance they need. If you require the legal assistance of an attorney to help you through a criminal law matter, personal injury matter, family law matter, or otherwise, you can turn to us. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to learn more about what we can do for you.